Temescal Masters Assistant Coach:

Job Description


About Temescal Aquatic Masters:

Temescal Aquatic Masters (“TEME”) is a United States Masters Swim Team that provides organized workouts and clinics for adults aged 18 and older. Workouts are open to adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive, non-competitive) who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide coaching during TEME’S weekly schedule of workouts.

    • Open/close the pool [managing locker rooms, pool room, all supplies, coordinating pool covers, etc.,

    • Prepare and coach workouts, including:

      • Develop appropriate workout plans adaptable to various lanes and abilities

      • Welcome swimmers by name if possible, answer questions and accept dues payment.

      • Take attendance.

      • Remain on the pool deck offering stroke instruction, assessment and correction.

      • Teach swimmers proper stroke technique and reinforce the correct stroke during practice. 

      • Enforce the posted pool rules and regulations.


  • Attend quarterly coaches meetings as necessary (estimated at approximately 1 hour/qtr), as well as periodic training and/or workshops as determined by the Head Coach. 


  • Take water samples, track attendance and perform other administrative tasks and recordkeeping requirements as required by TEME and the City of Oakland.


  • Promptly report any injuries, damage or problems to the Head Coach.


Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age. 


  • Certification in Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid required [preference for those certified in  preferably Red Cross Water Safety Instruction (WSI)] 


  • Maintain a professional and responsible attitude and demeanor at all times.  Encourage and further the TEME mission of promoting community physical fitness, personal achievement and camaraderie through recreational and competitive swimming.


  • Competitive swimming experience and strong knowledge of stroke-mechanics are strongly preferred.


  • Physical demands include the ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques, lift and move light equipment, and take chemical samples.



The Assistant Coach reports directly to the Head Coach.


Salary and Benefits:

This is a part-time, hourly position. Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition to the hourly salary, TEME will pay the Assistant Coach’s annual USMS dues. TEME monthly dues are also waived for TEME employees.


Additional Information:

  • TEME generally schedules eight 1-hour workouts and five 1.5-hour workouts per week as follows:

    • Weekday mornings M-F 5:30am-6:30am (1-hour practices);

    • Saturday morning 7:30am-9:00am and 9:00am-10:30am

    • Sunday morning 8:45am-10:15am  and 9:00am-10:30am.

    • Monday- Wednesday evenings 7:00pm-8:00pm (1-hour practices);

    • Thursday evening 7:00pm-8:30pm (1.5 hour practice).


  • Attendance is mandatory at all practices/meetings which the Assistant Coach is scheduled to attend.  Absences are permitted only with the prior agreement of the Head Coach, and Assistant Coaches must timely submit a timecard to the Head Coach twice a month.


  • This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Temescal Aquatic Masters reserves the right to change this job description at any time without notice.

If Interested:

Contact Jeremy Davidson at tememasters@gmail.com.



Approved and adopted 08/10/11.  Mod: 02/19/13, 12/10/13, 07/29/18cb

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